Teenage activist asks Modi to tackle climate change

Teenage activist asks Modi to tackle climate change

Greta Thunberg (Reuters File Photo)

Greta Thunberg, the global teen icon who became famous after her school strike against climate change in Sweden, asks Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to act to curb the crisis.

In an interview with Times of India, the 16-year-old warned Narendra Modi that if he doesn't take action seriously now, he will be blamed for the upcoming crisis.

The Swedish climate activist also had a message for the Indian kids, she called out to the kids asking them to read about the climate crisis and requested them to hold the older generation accountable.

Greta also blamed India for being one of the top countries in the world for emitting greenhouse gases.

In the interview, she stressed the importance of being aware of climate change around us.

Greta Thunberg realized the need to take a step forward against the climate change in 2018, that was the time when she began her activism by protesting in front of the Swedish parliament. In no time, she gained millions of followers on social media around the world who came together and took part in a global youth strike for climate change. She organises a school strike every Friday and said that she would continue to do it until there is a change.

The teenage activist has also been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize award and has voiced her opinion everywhere, from the United Nations COP24 to the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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